Providing Child, Adolescent, Family and Couples counseling.Treatment specialization includes:
- Infant, Child and Adolescent Counseling
- Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks
- Personality Disorders, Difficult Relating Traits, and False Self Treatment
- Infant Mental Health, Baby Bonding, and Attachment Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Couples Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Reflective Parenting Support
- Parental Divorce and Separation Counseling for Adults/Children
- Special Needs Support for Autism, Aspergers, and ADHD
I work with a wide range of emotional needs providing services that span from therapy for relationship issues to special needs support and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and well-being they’re striving for.
Therapy is confidential in general. The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule.
- Suspected child abuse or Dependant adult or elder abuse.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself.
Early Childhood Attachment
Healthy social and emotional development creates the foundation for a lifetime of coping skills, such as the ability to manage and express emotions, form close and secure interpersonal relationships, and explore and master the environment and learn – all in the context of family, community, and cultural expectations for young children.
Play therapy is implemented to encourage the development of a strong sense of self, emotional regulation, good communications skills, and healthy interpersonal relationships. All of these skills are necessary for a successful and well rounded future.
Between ages 12 – 24 the brain is changing in important ways and impacts teen behavior. It’s an exciting time of growth and development. Understanding how the brain functions during this development can help both parents and teens navigate this important transition into adulthood and independence.
Healthy family dynamics supports childhood behavior. A solid foundation in the areas of resolving conflict, good communication skills, boundaries, limit setting, emotional support, parenting concerns, and crisis management will promote positive change with all childhood concerns.
Is your loved one feeling helpless or hopeless? Do they have a loss of interest in the things they typically love to do? Are they angry or more irritable lately? This level of despair is crushing. Therapy is an effective treatment for depression and feelings of sadness.
Is your loved one feeling panic, fear, and uneasiness? Shortness of breath? Difficulty feeling calm? Problems with sleeping? Feeling this type of discomfort is miserable. Using mindfulness techniques, as well as psychotherapy can produce the relief they need.
By enhancing reflective parenting skills, parents can develop a clear understanding of their child’s needs separate from their own to strengthen bonds. In turn, reflective practices will help foster reflective thinking skills in their children, a hallmark of healthy relationships.
Navigating all of the services and therapies available, as well as understanding 504 plans, IEP’s, and the Regional Center can be very overwhelming for families. Finding a therapist who understands the process is a great support. I can provide my guidance through the process, as well as provide interventions in the areas of social skills through the Social Thinking program and emotional support for your child.